The Sig component of SOAPware Rx's has undergone a drastic change in SOAPware 2010. Gone are the cumbersome and hard to read/fill sigs.
In SOAPware 2010, most medications have pre-built Sigs that cover the most common prescribing scenarios. If you are a previous SOAPware user, you will need to update your existing Rx's so that they contain the latest settings. This is easily accomplished via the Update SMARText command in the SMARText Items Manager.
SOAPware allows users to modify the existing Sigs or add new ones at anytime.
To add a new Sig:
1: Select the empty sig line with the asterisk to the left.
2. You must type a shortcut in the first column. This will not be entered into the SOAPnote medication, but is required to save the sig.
3. Type in the desired information directly into the Sig display. For example, we could add... tid for 14 days.
4. Click back to one of the previous sigs. This step will save the sig you just created.
5. Click on your custom sig to insert it into the SOAPnote.
NOTE: The Dispense/Quantity element does not automatically update based on the Sig.